Dillon Quirke Passed Away – How Did His Death Happen? Irish hurler Dillon Quirke passed away after collapsing on the field during a match between the Tipperary senior hurling team and Kilruane MacDonaghs in the Tipperary SHC at Semple Stadium.
On Tuesday afternoon, his funeral was held at the altar of the Church of St. John the Baptist in front of a large crowd of his coworkers, friends, and family.
Dillon Quirke Passed Away – How Did His Death Happen?
On August 5, 2022, Quirke passed away while playing for his club in a Tipperary SHC game against Kilruane MacDonaghs at Semple Stadium. However, after he was taken to Tipperary University Hospital, the game was called off.
Out of respect, the Tipperary GAA rescheduled the weekend’s games. The Taoiseach of Ireland and President Michael D. Higgins both paid their respects.
His neighborhood club held a vigil on August 6. Then, on August 7, prior to the camogie championships, television tributes were made. In Clonoulty, his funeral took place on August 9.
Biography: How Old Was His Age?
On February 28, 1998, Quirke was born in Rossmore, County Tipperary, Ireland. He was an Irish hurler who represented Clonoulty-Rossmore in the intercounty Tipperary Senior Hurling Team and Tipperary Senior Championship.
His father, Dan Quirke, competed in the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship and won an All-Ireland medal at the under-21 level, so he came from a sporting family. He initially took part in several youth competitions while still a student at Rossmore National School before starting his playing career at Thurles CBS.
Quirke played in every grade and was a part of the Thurles CBS senior team that defeated St. Francis’ College to win the Harty Cup in 2015 before falling short to St. Kieran’s College in the ensuing All-Ireland final.
Wife: Does Dillon Quirke Have A Partner? Family Info
Dillon was one of his team’s talented and skilled players. He was a very private person, so he never posted any of his private information online, including his marital status, income, etc. However, many think that at the time of his passing, his net worth was around $5 million.
He was probably single because he was never seen with any women. But, like his father, he was very professional and constantly worked to improve his performance through a commitment to the sport. With Clonoulty-Rossmore, Quirke began playing in clubs in the juvenile and underage divisions.
Prior to winning the Tipperary U21AHC championship after defeating Thurles Sarsfields in the finals, he won back-to-back divisional championships with the club’s minor squad in 2014 and 2015. With Quirke scoring two points, Clonoulty-Rossmore defeated Nenagh Eire Og to win the 2018 Tipperary SHC championship.
More On His Death Info
Quirke died while participating for his club in a Tipperary SHC game at Semple Stadium against Kilruane MacDonaghs on August 5, 2022. He was taken to the hospital right away, but after some time he was unfortunately declared dead.
He made his debut in the opening round of the Munster Hurling Championship on April 17, 2022, against Waterford. He played for Tipperary’s senior inter-county team for just one season before his untimely death and started all four championship games at wing-back.
On August 9, thousands of people attended the Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke’s funeral, which was held in his hometown of Clonoulty. A guard of honor was provided as the caravan from Dillon’s inter-county, club, and opponent Kilruane MacDonaghs team from last Friday night’s game traveled through the hamlet from the GAA Clubhouse to St. John the Baptists Church for requiem mass.
The coffin was carried into the church by his Clonoulty-Rossmore teammates as it was decorated in the colors of his club team and county.